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#Republic of Ireland Soccer

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: Shane Long needs to sharpen his finishing to justify price tag

The Tipperary man joined Southampton today.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Anthony Pilkington is on the way out of Norwich

The midfielder is joining Cardiff City according to reports

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 30 March, 2013

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Sean St Ledger joins Millwall on emergency loan

Suppose that’s one way to get to an FA Cup semi-final…

Austrian player’s knee comes off second best after James McCarthy’s crunching tackle

No surprise that Zlatko Junuzovic was substituted shortly after this happened on Tuesday night.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

We must believe: Trapattoni sends out rallying call to deflated Ireland

“We can’t think that we’re finished in qualification,” Giovanni Trapattoni said as Ireland recover from last night’s disappointing draw against Austria.

Trap rues lack of experience on another night of hard-luck stories

Giovanni Trapattoni was left to ponder what might have been after Ireland’s 2-2 draw against Austria in Dublin last night.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Austria, World Cup qualifier

Here’s how it all unfolded in a World Cup qualifier that neither country could afford to lose.

Trap gambles on make-or-break night for Ireland’s World Cup hopes

Austria are the visitors tonight for a game which Ireland need to win and which Giovanni Trapattoni simply cannot afford to lose.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Monday 25 March, 2013

Austrian goal machine Philipp Hosiner our greatest threat, warns Trapattoni

The young striker has scored 27 goals in 26 games for his club this season. Nothing to worry about, right?

Ireland v Austria: Trapattoni bets the house on Sammon

Conor Sammon makes his first competitive start against Austria tomorrow night, joining Shane Long in the Irish attack.

Coleman targets home improvement to keep Ireland’s challenge on track

As he prepares to win his 11th Irish cap against Austria tomorrow, Seamus Coleman says he’s taking nothing for granted.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Sunday 24 March, 2013

O’Shea: The job is only half done — we must win on Tuesday night

Friday’s point in Sweden won’t be worth much unless Ireland can follow up by beating Austria, John O’Shea says.

Update: Calf injury to Keane prompts Kevin Doyle recall

Glenn Whelan, who missed Friday’s draw against Sweden, has been passed fit for the World Cup qualifier against Austria.

Lost in translation! My Brady comments were misunderstood by media, says Trap

Trapattoni’s decision to leave out Robbie Brady against Sweden was purely a consequence of Whelan injury.

11 objects that belong in the Robbie Keane museum (if anyone ever builds it) Robbie This post contains videos

11 objects that belong in the Robbie Keane museum (if anyone ever builds it)

If Leo Messi can have his own museum, why can’t Tallaght’s finest?

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Friday 22 March, 2013

Somebody needs to sit Paul Green down and make him watch this over and over again

It might not be the prettiest way of keeping Zlatan quiet, but we guarantee you it’ll be effective.

Ireland on guard as Ibrahimovic threatens to have another big say in Trap’s career Sweden V Ireland This post contains videos

Ireland on guard as Ibrahimovic threatens to have another big say in Trap’s career

“It’s difficult to think of a single individual that has completely dominated the context of an Irish fixture since Roy Keane.”

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Trap places trust in Clark, Green as he names starting 11 to face Sweden

No place for St Ledger or McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni sets out his battle plan.

Close the roof! Sweden boss Hamren doesn’t want to wear long-stockings tomorrow

Sweden manager Erik Hamren is “full of respect” for Ireland ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.

Ciaran Clark ready to fill boots of absent friend Richard Dunne at heart of Irish defence

The Aston Villa man will likely partner John O’Shea tomorrow.

Birthday kisses and Pope chats as St Ledger tries to seal place in Trap’s Sweden side

After five months on the sidelines, Sean St Ledger insists he’s fit to face Sweden — but will he make the starting XI?

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Walters ready to be Trap’s wingman if asked

Keep your mind out of the gutter, kids. We’re talking about football here.

Transcript: Marco Tardelli defends decision to drop Kevin Doyle by text

“I think Kevin Doyle knows that the boss loves him,” Tardelli said as he fielded questions about the striker’s absence from the Ireland squad.

Paul Green was wearing a bib again at training — and you know what that (probably) means

Ireland fly out for Sweden this afternoon as manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans begin to take shape.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Robbie: I’ve been related to Morrissey for 32 years and nobody ever told me

How did this not come up at any of the Keane family dinners over the years?

Paul Green: Ireland’s fans are entitled to their opinions on me

Leeds United midfielder Paul Green is pushing for a place in Ireland’s starting XI to face Sweden on Friday.

The forecast says -10°C, but Forde won’t be caught cold in sub-zero Sweden

Better pack a few pairs of longjohns, Fordey. It’s going to be cold in Stockholm on Friday night.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Stephen Kelly row is water under the bridge, says Trap

“I have no prejudice against anybody,” Giovanni Trapattoni insisted as Kelly returned to training with Ireland this afternoon.

Trapattoni won’t wing it with Wes in Sweden

Ireland had their first training session in Malahide this afternoon ahead of the World Cup double-bill against Sweden and Austria.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Doyle left on standby list as Trap cuts squad for Sweden and Austria

There’s no place for Doyle in the 23-man squad, but Derby County striker Conor Sammon makes the cut for the World Cup qualifiers.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Brady: I’ve no interest in becoming Ireland manager

Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Remember Sensible Soccer? Here’s how some of Ireland’s most famous goals would look Retro This post contains videos

Remember Sensible Soccer? Here’s how some of Ireland’s most famous goals would look

Add one part football geekdom and one part happy memories, and this is what you get.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Marc Wilson makes his Premier League return for Stoke

Wilson is back in first-team action, nearly four months after breaking his fibula last October.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Good news, Trap! Marc Wilson expected to play in Stoke friendly today

Stoke host Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Friday 8 February, 2013

Lambert: Clark’s confidence will be ‘sky high’ after Ireland show

Ciaran Clark scored his first international goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Poland.

Stephen Kelly ‘shocked and disgusted’ by Trapattoni blast

“I will continue as always to proudly be available for my country,” Kelly said in a statement issued this morning.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Trap blast leaves Kelly’s international future in doubt

Stephen Kelly’s chances of featuring against Sweden and Austria appear slim following strong criticism from manager Giovanni Trapattoni today.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Here’s what the new boys sang as their Ireland initiation songs this week Choon This post contains videos

Here’s what the new boys sang as their Ireland initiation songs this week

Jeff Hendrick needs to brush up on his vocal skills, by the sounds of things.

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